Disunited? Non, say the French in face of magazine massacre

PARIS, Jan 8 – Long plagued by deep political divisions and accused of chronic discontent and disunity, FranceFrance has set its differences aside and pulled together after a deadly Islamist attack on freedom of speech.

In the bloodbath on Wednesday, two gunmen burst into the Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, shot a maintenance worker in the reception area before moving to the newsroom where they killed prominent journalists and cartoonists, a policeman and visitor, and later executed another officer who tried to stop them.

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